Whether you’re wanting to prevent hair loss or support healthier, shinier locks, it can often feel like you need to fork out a small fortune on expensive hair products and treatments.
However, good nutrition is just as important. Eating a well-balanced diet high in vitamins and nutrients is essential to help boost hair, skin and nail health.
We speak to dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton about the best foods to eat to make your hair thick, strong and shiny, whatever the weather:
1. To help hair grow: dairy
Cottage cheese and yoghurt are great easy ways to get important proteins like casein and whey into your diet. As hair is made up mostly of proteins, this macronutrient is essential for both growth and strength.
‘Dairy proteins are high biological value which means they contain all of the amino acids – protein building blocks – that the human body needs,’ says Dr